High School Cello Institute (one week)

The cello institute brings together motivated students and accomplished artist-teachers for one week of intensive study. You’ll have daily master classes, performance classes, and career seminars, as well as opportunities to perform.

Below is the 2015 faculty. The 2016 faculty will be announced soon.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 18, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Tuition: $1,150
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2016 program.

The cello institute is a focused experience, designed for aspiring cellists in grades 9-12. With a focus on orchestral and solo repertoire, this program is ideal for students who may go on to study cello at the college or conservatory level. In class, you'll learn how to approach orchestral excerpts and participate in mock auditions. There are also opportunities for private instruction.

The institute concludes with a concert of selected student soloists and the cello ensemble.

Each summer, the cello institute faculty includes performers and educators from major symphony orchestras, colleges, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. This is an outstanding opportunity to study with some of the best cello teachers in the world.

Audition Requirements

Select and record two of the following:

  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • One movement of a Bach Suite
  • A Popper Etude (High School of Cello Playing)

Additional Opportunities

2015 Faculty

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